Road construction season in Regina is winding down and despite very little rain, some projects may be carried over into 2018.
“We had a lot of water main breaks. That’s been a huge diversion of resources away from some projects so we may find that some projects will go into next year,” explained Mayor Michael Fougere.
Recent statistics from the city showed more water main repairs and replacements in July, August and September 2017 than in any of those three months in recent history, dating back to at least 2013.
Fougere said the money set aside to cover water main breaks has gone over budget, however, it’s still within the overall utility budget.
Generally speaking, the mayor confirms the city is on target not to spend more than it has in this department.
One major project that has been underway for the better part of the spring, summer and fall is scheduled to be completed shortly.
Fougere said the Wascana Parkway bridge over Ring Road is slated to be done in a matter of days.
“That project should be finished by the end of this month. That is the plan and the previous bridge we did over Victoria Avenue … this one is more complicated,” he said.
A detailed list of current road construction projects can be found on the city’s website.